How Ag Innovation Supports The Global Food System

Consumers have a number of choices when it comes to what they eat. South American quinoa, Spanish olives, English cucumbers, French wines, North African couscous, California berries, Asian curries, and so much more. But we don’t often stop to think about how (or why) this is all possible. Our abundance of choice comes from a combination of factors — like climate, soil suitability, logistics, economics, modern agricultural practices, or digital technology — as well as the fact that parts of the world are simply better-suited to grow different crops. In…

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Ren Behan’s Polish recipes for an autumn feast

Ren Behan’s pork rib, mushroom and barley soup. Photograph: Ola O Smit/The Guardian. Food styling: Beatrice Ferrante. Prop styling: Louie Waller. Starter: pork rib, mushroom and barley soup (pictured. above) Prep 10 minCook 2 hr 10 minServes 4 400g meaty pork ribs2 tbsp rapeseed oilSea salt and black pepper1 large onion, peeled and diced200g mixed or wild mushrooms, roughly chopped3 carrots, peeled and diced2 sticks celery1 bay leaf1 large potato, peeled and diced200g barley100ml double cream2 tbsp chopped parsley   In a bowl, coat the ribs with rapeseed oil and season. Heat a…

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What Breaks a Fast? Foods, Drinks, and Supplements

Fasting is becoming a popular lifestyle choice. Fasts don’t last forever, though, and between fasting periods you will add foods back into your routine — thus breaking your fast. It’s important to do this carefully, and certain foods are better than others. Additionally, some foods, beverages, and even supplements can unintentionally break your fast, while others don’t have much impact. This article covers which foods, beverages, and supplements are less likely to affect fasting periods and which are best when you’re ready to break a fast. Share on Pinterest  …

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Harvard to cut food-related greenhouse gas emissions

You are what you eat. And environmentalists know that personal dietary choices affect climate change as well as your personal health because food production accounts for nearly a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions, with animal-based foods taking a greater toll than grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. Today, Harvard took its most recent step toward reducing the climate impacts of food, signing onto the Cool Food Pledge, whose signatories are committed to a group goal of slashing food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2030, largely by paying attention to menu…

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I’m Lifehacker Food Editor Claire Lower and This Is How I Eat

Hello. It’s me, Claire. I’m the food editor here at Lifehacker, and as we’re taking a look at how the Lifehacker staff works, I thought I’d show you how I eat. In order to maintain the conversational flow of How I Eat, I had my boyfriend conduct the interview. Below you will find answers to all sorts of interesting questions such as “How much Diet Coke do you drink?,” “Is a corndog a breakfast food?,” and “What is ‘snack salt’?” Enjoy. Location: Portland, Oregon Current gig: Food editor at Lifehacker What do you eat for…

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Work-knife balance: the joy of eating at work

Eating in the office is not usually considered one of life’s great treats. It is hard to see breakfast meetings, or scarfing a sandwich while staring at a screen, as anything other than a sign that our leisure time is being swallowed by capitalism’s gaping maw. Nevertheless, tucking in at work can be the silver lining in a stressful day. Here is a countdown of the 10 best moments. 10. Christmas canapes Most refreshments found gliding around the office at the Christmas do are, it’s true, shocking. But how else…

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The Food Combining Diet Made Me Question Everything I Know About Food—But It Might Not Be So Legit

I love watching twenty-something lifestyle vloggers on YouTube. I buy their product recs (I saw Gretchen Geraghty wearing tiny gold hoops, so I bought tiny gold hoops), stalk their socials (Greece looked great, Brooke Miccio), and never miss a “week in my life” video (keep ’em coming, Danielle Carolan!). Recently, one of my fave vloggers, Maggie MacDonald, posted a video where she raved for 20 minutes about how an eating plan (“it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change”) called Food Combining made her feel less bloated and lose weight all while eating more food…

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Amazon to foray into food delivery space with Prime Now

Amazon India has long been eyeing the food delivery business in India. As per market reports, the e-commerce giant’s Prime membership plan had logged more than 10 million users in the country in 2018 and Amazon is confident that the addition of a food delivery segment to its Prime offering will not only bring in more daily users but also boost the number of transactions. People aware of the company’s plans told The Times of India that Prime Now, Amazon’s two-hour grocery delivery platform, could be the primary vehicle for…

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Authorities promise ease of restrictions, food for Kashmir ahead of Eid

Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Kashmir promised easing of restrictions on Sunday and essential supplies for an Islamic festival, as the divided Himalayan region remained in a lockdown after India’s decision to strip it of its constitutional autonomy. Pakistan said that with the support of China, it will take up India’s unilateral actions in Kashmir with the U.N. Security Council and may approach the U.N. Human Rights Commission over what it says is the genocide of the Kashmiri people. Kashmir is claimed in its entirety by both India and…

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Yemen’s Houthis, WFP reach deal to resume food relief

The United Nations’ food agency and Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have reached a deal to resume food deliveries to rebel-controlled parts of the war-torn country after suspending the aid in June. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a spokesman for the Houthis, tweeted late on Saturday that the rebel group, which toppled the country’s internationally recognised government from power in Sanaa in late 2014, had inked a deal with the World Food Programme (WFP).  Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for the WFP, said the “high-level agreement” was “an important step towards safeguards that guarantee the accountability of…

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